The 2022 ALA Annual Conference is just around the corner and after two years of virtual participation, we are excited to see so many YALSA members and library staff in person again. YALSA has several events and program offerings scheduled at the conference and YALSA 301 will be available for in person attendees on Saturday, June 25 11a-12p EDT in WCC room 102A.* (A virtual event for YALSA 301 is in the works.) YALSA 301 shares information about opportunities for YALSA members and others participating in work related to libraries and/or serving teens to engage with YALSA on a deeper level.

There are many ways to level up your skills through YALSA engagement opportunities. Possibilities include serving as a YALSA Board fellow, holding a YALSA Board officer position, chairing an inter-divisional awards committee, or liaising with other ALA divisions and professional associations.  At YALSA 301 you can explore these and other opportunities, talk with people who are currently serving in these roles to gain a first-hand perspective, and see which of these might be a good fit for you.

We hope you are able to join us for YALSA 301! If you have any questions about the event, about leveling up your YALSA engagement, or YALSA in general, please don’t hesitate to respond. Likewise, if you cannot attend YALSA 301 but are interested in these opportunities, reach out to any of the Board Development Committee members!


The YALSA Board Development Committee (BDC):

Yolanda Hood,; Jennifer Korn,; Carla Land,; Valerie Tagoe,; Amanda Rodriguez, YALSA Immediate Past President, BDC Chair,; Kelly Czarnecki, YALSA President, BDC YALSA Board Liaison,

*Rooms at conference are subject to change for events. Checking the scheduler beforehand is always recommended.

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